Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:27 PM
Combofix might work. Is the work computer part of a domain? Control panel access can be taken away by the domain security policy. The easiest thing may be to run a repair install of Windows, or do a full clean install. Repair can replace files that have been deleted by malware or by a malware scanner. The plus to a repair is that your programs don't have to be reinstalled (usually), you just need to reapply Microsoft patches. The downside is that infections are not wiped away, since the file system tables remain intact. A fresh install get's rid of the malware but you have to reinstall everything and apply a bunch of Microsoft patches. Of course, if the computer is a part of a domain and has a domain security policy, you may not be able to do either.